Pavel Aptekar

News 9 months ago

Kremlin’s Reply to Anti-Corruption Demonstrations: We Can Deal With It Ourselves

Kremlin’s Reply to Anti-Corruption Demonstrations: We Can Deal With It Ourselves

News 9 months ago

The Kremlin’s answer to accusations of corruption are as follows: Russian civil servants’ income reports are transparent for the Secret Service and that is enough.

News 9 months ago

Russia Values Being Feared Over its Reputation

Russia Values Being Feared Over its Reputation

News 9 months ago

Denis Voronenkov’s murder in Kiev is the latest in a series of murky political killings that play up the Kremlin’s omnipotent image.

News 9 months ago

Inefficient Russia: Why the Russian Budget Performs Poorly

Inefficient Russia: Why the Russian Budget Performs Poorly

News 9 months ago

The low quality of Russian institutions breeds corruption and the misuse of government funds

News 10 months ago

Belarus President Loses to Street Protesters

Belarus President Loses to Street Protesters

News 10 months ago

Lukashenko is not accustomed to taking orders from protestors. Now he must make concessions and they might not be well considered.

News 10 months ago

Facing Isolation in the Sports World, Putin Vows to Combat Doping

Facing Isolation in the Sports World, Putin Vows to Combat Doping

News 10 months ago

During an organizing committee meeting for the 2019 University Games in Krasnoyarsk on Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin spoke of the need to eliminate doping from Russian sports.

News 11 months ago

How Can Russia Reverse its Negative Demographic Trend?

How Can Russia Reverse its Negative Demographic Trend?

News 11 months ago

The Russian government's efforts to prompt more families to have more children have not changed an entrenched preference for small families.

Opinion 2 years ago

What's Next for Assad?

What's Next for Assad?

Opinion 2 years ago

The sudden announcement that Syrian President Bashar Assad is ready to hold early elections obviously comes at Moscow's urging.

Opinion 2 years ago

Putin's New Diplomacy: Act Now, Talk Later

Putin's New Diplomacy: Act Now, Talk Later

Opinion 2 years ago

Russia has invented a new type of diplomacy that defies easy categorization. It might be called "post hoc diplomacy" because Moscow begins negotiations with partners and adversaries not before taking action, as ...

Opinion 2 years ago

Doing the Math on Import Substitution

Doing the Math on Import Substitution

Opinion 2 years ago

From the outset, the import substitution campaign was a simple story about rubles and percentages. Now officials and ordinary Russians are beginning to understand that.

Opinion 2 years ago

Moscow's New Mosque Is Good News for All

Moscow's New Mosque Is Good News for All

Opinion 2 years ago

The opening of Moscow's new mosque last week — after the old one at the site was demolished and a much larger one built in its place — was an event of ...